Latest Issue of Mercer Capital’s Financial Reporting Valuation Flash Available Now

A new issue of the Financial Reporting Valuation Flash has been released.

As 2013 comes to a close, many among us have been reassuringly reminded of the US economy’s capacity for resilience and progress. Revised estimates pegged Q3 2013 GDP growth at an annual rate of 4.1%, which represents the fastest pace since the end of 2011. While suggestions of QE stimulus scale-backs seemed to engender uncertainty even a few weeks earlier, the markets appeared to take the actual taper announcement in stride. The S&P seems headed for the best calendar year performance since 1997, and 2013 was also the most favorable year for IPOs since 2000 as 222 companies raised $55 billion by going public. Here’s hoping that these tailwinds will help fill the M&A sails in 2014, as confident companies make more moves strategically in a revitalized, robust marketplace.

We leave you with a selection of items that we have been watching and reflecting upon in the past few months.

Equity-Based Compensation
Are Employee Stock Options Vanishing?

Goodwill Impairment
FASB Endorses GAAP Exceptions for Private Companies

Purchase Price Allocation
Accounting for Bargain Purchases: What, When, How, Who?

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Advisory
Bankruptcy Reorg Plans: How Many Is Too Many?

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